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? prime minister maliki, i'd like to ask you the question about syria. why haven't you demanded that assad step down given the slaughter of his people? >> first of all, the prime minister and i discussed syria, and we share the view that when the syrian people are being killed or are unable to express themselves, that's a problem. there's no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, chose the path of repression and has continued to engage in repressive tactics so that his credibility, his capacity to regain legitimacy inside syria, i think, is deeply eroded. it's not an easy situation. i expressed to prime minister maliki my recognition that given syria's on iraq's borders, iraq's in a tough neighborhood, that we will consult closely with them as we move forward. but we believe that international pressure, the approach we've taken along with partners around the world to impose tough sanctions and to call on assad to step down, a position that is increasingly
't seeing anything frightening in the streets of homs or other parts of syria. of course, this is raising some eyebrows saying there are only ten of you in each hot spot and you are being acompacompanied be syrian government. >> that's right, hala. we were told observers would fan out to other citiy ies and we hd that in hama there were protests and clashes earlier in the day. now, we're being told, in fact, those visits were postponed for logistical reasons and causing more concerns among the activists and many of them are really convinced that what the syrian government is showing these observers is just a charade. it's not the real picture of what's going on there in syria right now. we heard yesterday that while observers were in the city activists and residents said crackdowns were still going on and thousands of protesters that were in places in the neighborhood there being fired upon with live ammunition and tear gas trying to disperse the crowd. when we spoke to arab league monitors earlier today and asked them, they said, you know, reports being written up and being delivered to
calling for peace and justice. >>> and city under siege in syria. a bloody christmas sunday as arab league observers go in and try to end the deadly crackdown. >>> and it's like christmas part two. hoping it will be a christmas black morning. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. this is monday, december 26th. i hope some of you are watching from home. >> did you get back from toronto okay? >> i did. boxing day. >> like the black friday of canada. >> right. good shopping. a lot of news right now. >> right. eight days to go m s ts to go ba caucuses, paul steinhauser is live with us in des moines, iowa this morning. hi, paul. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. quiet over the weekend. things pick up today and one week to go until the iowa caucuses. the first contest in the primary caucus calendar. this is a poll that came out friday afternoon. the most recent poll here. people are likely to go to the iowa gop caucuses. three-way traffic jam at the top. ron paul at 21%. mitt romney, former massachusetts governor, 20%. newt gingrich 19%. basically it's upgrabs here in io
video surfacing in syria, showing a fresh round of violence over the weekend, leaving more than two dozen deaths. according to reports, tough to verify this stuff, but you can see it for yourself. what's happening today in that country really will give you pause. we have folks heading to the voting booth. the latest from there. >>> and why new reports about the newly crowned nbc milwaukee brewers outfielder ryan braun are disappointing many fans across this country. that's just ahead. ooh! see what anandra did? booking your flight and hotel at the same time gets you prices hotels and airlines won't let expedia show separately. book it. major wow factor! where you book matters. expedia. insurance ... but afraid you can't afford it? well, look how much insurance many people can get through selectquote for less than a dollar a day. selectquote found, rich, 37, a $500,000 policy for under $18 a month. even though dave, 43, takes meds to control his blood pressure, selectquote got him a $500,000 policy for under $28 a month. ellen, 47, got a $250,000 policy for under $20 a month. all it
world. >> asked about the noncommittal staff on the clash of syria. some see it as a sign of iraq alignment with iran that backs ally syria. both admit iraq was in a tough neighborhood. >> realize danger of sectarian war in iraq and syria. >> iraq, itself, the situation is not so tidy. >> the u.s. troops might be leaving iraq but problems remain. a couple of weeks ago, wall pros texting this market in the center of baghdad were taken down. a few days later, there were three bomb attacks leaving dead and injured. >> it's important to recognize iraq remains a dangerous place. all the threats are not gone. >> baghdad residents are targeted by a diminish and deadly al-qaeda network and militia groups said to be backed by iran. iran's influence in iraq as the u.s. leave is one of many worries here. many are angered but the muslim -- by muslim leaders strong-willed way. this kurd is diplomatic. >> the ruling class. in the community cannot be by a single leader. the political consensus now is important. >> for consensus on the baghdad street. the security concerns and economic worries ab
a missing toddler who vanished from her bed only days before christmas. >>> syria under siege. the bloody crackdown intensified. the army shelling its own people as the arab world steps in to try to end the slaughter of civilians. >>> and an all-out brawl at the mall. police with guns drawn, shoppers scrambling for exits. chaos after christmas on this "american morning." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning. it's tuesday, december 27th. this is "american morning." i'm alina cho along with ali velshi. good morning. >> good morning to you. >> we're so glad you're with us today. >> there's a lot going on. let's get right to it. starting in iowa. it's the place to be this morning. five top republicans plan to visits hawkeye state today. not going for the corn. seven day rees main until the iowa caucuses. the first in the nation, a nomination is up for grabs. cnn political director mark preston is live in des moines this morning. mark, the week begins with newt gingrich trying to distance himself once again, not from someone else, but from his own past. >> reporter: yeah. fro
by anybody inside of iraq. and i believe them. >> now, syria is also another concern. the iraqi government has not been as forceful in criticizing the violent crack down. the prime minister saying he doesn't believe he has the right it call the president to step down. mr. obama was asked about this. he described their differences as tactical and he said that he believes the prime minister is doing what he thinks is bet for the people of iraq. wolf? >> that's pretty shocking when you think about it, dan. the only countries in the arab league in lebanon, which obviously hezbollah has close ties with syria and iraq, all of the other members basically are with the u.s. europeans, rest of the world, in condemning him. but malachi in baghdad refusing to do so. we will discuss what is going on in our next hour. also, i write about this on my blog today. >>> let's go to jack cafferty right now. he's got the cafferty file. jack? >> not exactly breaking news, but americans are fed up with congress. really, really fed up. a new gal yum poll shows incumbents are highest they have been in years. 76% p
in the air. this city is a haven for people seeking escape. judy is a student from syria. >> living here alone, i never feel unsafe, uncomfortable of living here. >> reporter: even the ruler still walks without a security detail. dubai is diverse. 85% of the people who live here are and people from 200 countries pass through so far, though, there's been no suicide in the city. >> are you worried that extremists, someone would want to target with a terrorist act, women can wear bic kind knees in the middle east? >> that has not been a problem for us. they are living together and have an interest to come here so they work and sent home some money and they don't want to. >> reporter: he begins his day at his horse ranch about an hour from dubai. >> the horse and dog is part of our life. >> reporter: in the summer, it's about 120 degrees farenheit. but on a december day we visited, it was about 80. perfect weather to watch emirati governing in action. it's called when they have a chance to directly petition for more land to liver transplants. >> anybody and everybody can come to their ruler
. the latest now from cnn's jim clancy. >> reporter: in the embattled city in syria, people are on edge and they have good reason to be. the city is surrounded and they are facing a deadline to lay down their arms and hand over defectors or members of the so-called free syria army. they have no intention of doing that. and it looks like a showdown is looming. we talked to someone a short time ago. listen to one of the leaders of the opposition has to say. >> from the early morning, a lot of tanks inside the city. but security forces and the army is still surrounding homs. we don't know when -- [ inaudible ] so people expect the possible attack at any moment. but we don't know when. >> reporter: john also told me that they couldn't leave the city even if they wanted. to militia men have set up checkpoints and he said the freedom of movement has been limited. they are hoping that they can stand up against all of this. they say they're still optimistic but they are predicting a very bloody showdown. >> jim clancy monitoring the latest in syria from beirut. we promise we'll keep a close eye
for you on the region. in syria you have called for president assaad to step down over the killings of his people, but prime minister maliki has warned that that could lead to civil war that could destabilize the whole region. do you think they could be speaking of iran's influence in this area. speaking of iran, do you think it will be able to weaken the u.s. intelligence because of information from the drone. prime minister, why haven't you demanded that assaad step down given the slaughter of his people? >> first of all, the prime minister and i discussed syria. we share the view that when the syrian people are being killed, or are unable to express themselves, that is a problem. there's no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assaad missed an opportunity to reform his government. he chose the path of repression and has continued to engage in repressive tactics, so that his credibility, his capacity to regain legitimacy in syria is deeply eroded. it is not an easy situation. i expressed to prime minister
. paula hancocks, thanks very much. >>> the bloody crackdown in syria continues right under the noses are the arab league monitors who are in the country. they will visit two new towns at the center of the uprising. an opposition group says 14 more people killed. thousands in the streets to protest the al assad regime. a human rights group is accusing them of hiding hundreds in military sites. >>> iran is threatening to block the flow of crude oil through the strait of hormuz that is driving oil prices up. every day some 15 million barrel of crude flow through the channel connecting the indian ocean and persian gulf. iran's vice president is warning that the strait will be blocked if the west following through on threats to impose sanctions on its crude exports. >> these are long-standing threats. the u.s. military patrols that area as well. >>> terrifying moments in new mexico. a police squad car crashes into a crowded restaurant. the officer loses control after being clipped by another car on the highway. the cruiser stopped in front of one of the fire pits right in front of kerosen
you to syria now. a significant day. huge anti-government protests are erupting across the country along with more reports of violence. at least eight protesters reportedly killed today. we have no way of confirming that independently. outside journalists are still banned from syria. you're seeing there some images from homs today. people are feeling emboldened, we're hearing. they're going out on hundreds of thousands. because international journalists are barred from syria, it makes this next piece of video all the more fascinating. cnn has obtained exclusive video of the battle in homs between government security forces and troops who have defected. our reporter there needs to remain anonymous. take a look. >> the neighborhood of homs. fighters took me into a house where their men were engaged with a shootout with snipers from the syrian military. these men say they're allfectors and they call themselves the free syrian army. one of the men managed to take rifle with a position scope with him when he defected. but most of the fighters from the free syrian army are ill equipped a
questions for you on the region. in syria, you have called for president assad to step down over the killing of his people, but prime minister maliki has warned that assad's removal could lead to a civil war that could destabilize the whole region. i'm wondering if you're worried that iraq could be succumbing to iran's influence on this matter and perhaps helping to protect assad. and speaking of iran, are you concerned that it will be able to weaken america's national security by discovering intelligence from the fallen drone that it captured? prime minister maliki, i'd like to ask you the question about syria. why haven't you demanded that assad step down, given the slaughter of his people? >> first of all, the prime minister and i discussed syria, and we share the view that when the syrian people are being killed or are unable to express themselves, that's a problem. there's no disagreement there. i have expressed my outrage in how the syrian regime has been operating. i do believe that president assad missed an opportunity to reform his government, chose the path of repression, and has c
to send a delegation of observers into syria this morning a day after government forces there allegedly killed more than 100 people. this is video of another recent turmoil that came in the streets of syria. activists are calling the resents violence, quote, an organized massacre. they say troops loyal to president assad fired rockets and bombs into a valley where civilians fled from a village before soldiers moved in. the white house says it is deeply disturbed by the reports. human rights group calls these the bloodiest in the nine-month crackdown against opposition protesters. >>> in iraq this morning a wave of violence killed at least 57 people in the capital. health officials say an additional 200 people were wounded. the coordinated attacks make up the worst violence to hit bagdad in months, coming amid a fresh political crisis in the country where the shia led government is accusing the sunni vice president of running a hit squad to target officials. >>> hundred dreesds of european banks get a massive $639 billion loan in an effort to bring badly needed relief to the struggling f
an eye on it. thank you. there is also a new wave of bloodshed in syria to tell you about. hundreds of thousands of protesters flooding the streets there after friday prayers. a live report on that coming up. jamie: plus security is already tight in new york city's times square. you can imagine over a million people expected and revelers ringing in the new year will need a warm coat. we'll tell you what you need wherever you're celebrating. we have your foxcast. that is coming up next. ♪ ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. jamie: countdown, it has begun. the big new year's eve party right around the corner. look at at crossroads of america, times square in new york city. as we said a million people could be crowding the streets saturday night to watch the ball drop and ring in 2012. what will they n
nations, syria's nine-month crackdown on protesters have killed 4,000 people including some children. >>> and a nation that doesn't use the euro could put a wrench in europe's plan to fix its debt crisis. british prime minister david cameron is demanding safeguards for england or his nation will veto a treaty designed to save the troubled currency. >>> today marks 70 years since the japanese bombing on pearl harbor, the attack that led the u.s. into world war ii. 120 survivors are expected to arrive in hawaii for the annual commemoration. there will are rifle salutes, wreath presentations to honor and remember the nearly 2,400 people who died in that surprise attack. this is the last time the survivors association will gather together, because members, carol, are aging. their health declining and don't have enough membership to withstands the committees and chapters around the country. >> many in their 90s now. >> yeah. so sad. >> but we're proud of them. >> republican front-runner newt gingrich likes to call barack obama the most successful food stamp president in history. 47 millio
was messy, there was nothing particularly frightening about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "
were talking in the newsroom about syria. we would not know what is happening inside syria if it is not for twitter, social media, youtube. news reporters are not allowed in. we cannot verify exactly whether the information is authentic, but we see all these videos uprou uploaded to youtube. people are tweeting, getting information out. ordinary people will not stand for repression. they will find ways to organize themselves, they will find ways to tell the world and ask for help. >> it is happening on a very big way. and then you mentioned there is some food. what is the food connection here? >> actually, we -- people were tweeting about food, that doesn't even quiexist in the und states. the mclobster, that was the number one hash tag about food. people kept tweeting about the mclobster that is coming to the united states. >> they wanted it to happen they were wishing. >> they burst their bubble and said, no, it is not going to happen. >> no one knows where that came from, how that got started? >> no. maybe somebody said they feel like eating a mcliorstobster, w not? mayb
about it. as you just saw, i vens liz growing in syria. recent scenes in cairo show egypt is in disarray but there are few countries in the middle east which have escaped significant unrest in the arab spring and one of them is the united arab emirates. erin burnett has spent a lot of time in the middle east and in the uae and recently she spent a day with prime minister of the uae, the rule or of dubai. there he is. his name is sheikh mohammed. the man that ex-pats refer to as sheikh mo. locals call his highness. >> reporter: a perfect december day to celebrate the 40th anniversary of one of the youngest countries in the world. this is the united arab emirates and the man who built its crowned jewel, dubai, is still at the helm. >> i had a dream. >> reporter: a dream of skyscrapers where 40 years ago there were literally sand dunes, tents and small forts. now the world's tallest building rises from the desert. the center of the city. and the backdrop for the rich and famous, including tom cruise and his stunt move for the latest movie, "mission impossible" he dangled 153 stories in the
homs. cnn can't confirm if the video is authentic. foreign reporters are not allow und ed into syria. one journalist did not get in. >>> over the next few days, cnn is showcasing his remarkable stories. here is his first report on government snipers. >> the snipers are on basically every main street they have checkpoints on both sides. snipers would shoot everybody who is basically crossing the street between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 in the morning. this is an unofficial curfew. the activists told me i have to meet this woman. this is the mother of the victim who got shot when she was pregnant in the seventh month. it was during the morning when she wants to go out for shopping. >> translator: her brother tried for half an hour to go over the walls and roofs to get to her. he didn't manage to reach her. finally they managed to pull her away, but it took another half an hour to get her to my house. >> you arrive at the situation, you arrive at the scene where half an hour ago somebody got shot and 30 minutes later people are crossing very normally the street. me, crossing the street, i've b
20 people are dead in syria after government tanks opened fire on anti-government protestors. it happened in holmes, a city at the heart of the nine-month-old uprising. violence there intensifying despite an agreement by president bashar al-assad to end the offensive against demonstrators. as monitors from the arab league arrive in that country on the verge of an all-out civil war leland vittert is keeping an eye on it live from jerusalem right now. leav >> reporter: what seems like is happening is the syrian government is trying to kill as many people as they possibly can before the arab observers get in place. they are scheduled to land in damascus in the next couple of hours. this is a race against the clock and brutality if you will. the video that is coming to us out of holmes is really, really disturbing stuff. this is the city that was at the very heart of the uprising and resistance there. the president's father, bashar al-assad's father there in syria killed 20,000 people in holmes when they revolted back in the 1980s. tanks are in the street. they are indiscriminate
that peace agreement in syria is working out. no. i am, of course, being facetious here. those are the shots you hear in syria. thousands of syrians taking to the streets. more anti-government protests. the shooting continues. opposition leaders say as many as 35 people were killed yesterday during massive protests, and get this. this is going on as the arab league monitors are there, on the ground right now, determining whether the government is adhering to the agreement to pull its forces from the streets and stop the violence. >>> the u.n. says more than 5,000 people have been killed since the uprising against president bashar al assad began last march. >>> iran's navy conducting military exercises in the persian gulf this weekend near the strait of hormuz. that strait is a major gateway for oil shipments to the rest of the world. the united arab emirates sits just across from the strait of iran and the pentagon announced a $3.5 billion deal to sell anti-missile defense systems to the uae. they're planning to test a long-range missile in the next few days. >>> a cyclone that roared ashore
bombers strike two government building in syria. this morning car bombs exploded outside security offices in damascus. syrian tv reports a number of military and civilian casualties. reports say the attacks bear the hallmark of al qaeda. >>> former senator john edwards hoping to delay his conspiracy trial because of what he calls an unexpected medical issue. the trial is supposed to begin next month, but edwards is asking for an additional 60 days. edwards is accused of using campaign money to hide his affair. >>> and the a series of earthquakes strikes christchurch, new zealand today. two 5.8 quakes each followed by aftershocks. at least two people hurt and roads hampered by falling rocks. >>> it's called tsa cares. a toll-free hot line to help travelers who have special medical needs. agents are going to answer questions about screening procedures and their going to attempt to coordinate checkpoint support. you can reach the hot line monday 24r50u friday, 9:00 to 9:00 eastern. the number, 855-787- 227. >>> well, that's the news you need to start your day. "american morning" back right a
to return it, and they aren't going to do that. >> should the united states now be intervening in syria? >> well, i think bashir assad is a bad actor without question. i think what we ought to do is try and support the efforts that are under way bit arab league. one of the intriguing developments there has been that a lot of the nations in the region have turned on assad. so that saudis as well as a lot of the gulf states have gotten much, much tougher with the syrians. called on them to stop killing their people. i think we ought to work through that effort and try to support and channel those efforts to see if we can't get rid of assad. >> but not some sort of a no-fly zone or some other kind of a -- >> i'm not in the loop these days on what's going on in the intelligence arena out there. but i think we definitely ought to come down on the side of replacing assad, of supporting those who want to change the regime and clearly an awful lot of syrians do because they've been in the streets. >> that's right. in your book, you talk about you knew newt gingrich, know newt gingrich. >> he's
stories in syria. huge crowds turning out in protests across the country again today and the death toll has grown. an activists network reports 13 people died in clashes with security forces. the united nations says more than 5,000 syrians have died since mid-march. two opposition groups have reached a plan for democracy in case syria's president steps down. it was announced today that kim jong-un has assumed the role as commander. a change in leadership will not mean a change in policy: >>> a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled youngstown. this area has been a center of controversy, cracking, getting natural rock out of shale rock. critics worry it could cause earthquakes and other damage. >>> the largest phone provider, verizon, is scrapping the $2 fee for customers to make one-time bill payments. this sparked outrage from the customers having to pay a fee to pay their bill. >>> as we close in on the iowa caucus, mitt romney is clearing as the leader they have just two more days to convince iowans to vote for them for president. >>> a 21-fire arson spree in california. the fires have
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